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April 21, 2022

New Exhibition Features Original, Compelling Landscapes

Spruce Up Your Home with Unique Art from a Local Painter

Ice Geyser, 11×14”, Oil, acrylic and gouache on panel

Denver-based artist Noelle Phares titled her new body of work “Hothouse” before she began painting it. Initially inspired by an encounter with a greenhouse during a winter visit to a Wyoming ranch, Phares’ twenty new paintings on panel and canvas explore the impact of climate change on the natural world.

Hothouse opens on Friday, April 22, at Space Gallery in the Sante Fe Arts District, with a free reception that’s open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition runs at Space Gallery through Saturday, May 28.

June in the WUI, 11×14”, Oil pastel and acrylic on panel

“These paintings are meant to spark whatever can be sparked in the hearts of viewers who love life on Earth and care to see it go on,” Phares said.

Phares is an environmental scientist by training who began painting professionally in 2017. Her work combines landscape elements with structural geometry and explores the ever-encroaching presence of humanity into previously pristine open spaces. Much of her work features landscapes that will be familiar to Coloradans.

“My goal is to inspire conversations, about landscapes, why they are vulnerable, and why we need to be more conscientious about making choices that enhance nature instead of hurting it,” Phares said.

Phares’ work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally, most recently at Hancock Gallery in Newcastle, UK. She will present at artist’s talk about her new paintings at Space Gallery on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

For more information on Noelle and her work, visit www.noellephares.com.

Strawberry, 48×60”, Oil, acrylic and gouache on panel

Featured Image: Batholith, 60×48”, Oil, acrylic and gouache on canvas

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